What kind of band is this?
We are the second largest high school band in the state of Florida. The one word that describes
us is "Superior". The Marching Seminoles earned Superior ratings at the
marching FBA in Nov 2008. Our Jazz Chiefs and Wind Ensemble earned straight Superiors at the District FBA.
Twenty-six individuals and ensembles earned Superiors for a total of 68 Superior medals and 9 Excellent
medals, and Wind Ensemble performed at State FBA at the University of Florida.
This is the proud tradition of the music program at Seminole High School.
The Bands of Seminole High School:
The WIND ENSEMBLE is Seminole High Schoolâ€™s top performing concert band.
Admittance into this class is based on auditions and demands the highest
commitment to a performing ensemble. Private study is strongly
encouraged. The Wind Ensemble is a class that meets (for credit) each
school day and performs at several concerts and festivals each year.
Four after school rehearsals will take place in January and February for
preparation for district and state concert festival. Students will also
be required to perform at the Solo and Ensemble Festival in February.
The SYMPHONIC BAND is open to wind and percussion
instrumentalists who have achieved a specific level of playing ability.
Admittance into this class is based on auditions and demands a high
commitment of participation. Private study is highly recommended. The
SYMPHONIC BAND is a class that meets (for credit) every school day and
performs several concerts and festivals each year. Four after school
rehearsals will take place in January and February for preparation for
district concert festival.
The CONCERT BAND is a performing ensemble open to all wind and
percussion students. The group will perform several concerts during the
year and will emphasize the study of basic musicianship skills. The
CONCERT BAND class meets every school day (for credit). Opportunities
for playing in small groups and solos will also be available. Four after
school rehearsals will take place in January and February for
preparation for district concert festival.
The PERCUSSION CLASS is open to students who wish to study
percussion instruments in the band department. The class meets every
school day for credit. Students will learn basic fundamentals to advance
playing skills on a variety of
percussion instruments. During the Fall semester all students work on
the marching portion of the band. In the Spring semester many students
will transfer into one of the band classes.
â€œThe Pride of the Tribeâ€
The "The Pride of the Tribeâ€ is the combined forces of the Wind
Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Class, Dazzlers, and
Expressions. The purpose of this organization is to provide
entertainment for football games, pep
rallies, band festivals, parades, and concerts. It is an integral part
of the instrumental music education curriculum at Seminole High School.
All members are expected to devote TOTAL DEDICATION and MAXIMUM EFFORT
INVOLVEMENT in all aspects of marching, playing, and performance.
Seminole High School has more musical opportunities than any other school in Seminole County. Other
music opportunities include: general music theory, A.P. music theory, I.B. music theory, show choirs
BAND BOOSTER ORGANIZATION:
The purpose of the Band Parent organization is to support the band
directors and students by assisting with transportation, chaperones, and
fund raising activities. This organization is critical to the success of
the band program and it is a good way for parents to become involved in
their child's school activities. Parents we need you!!! If you have any
questions in regards to the band parents or how you can get more